Retrospective analysis of post-operative pulmonary complications (POPC) in dogs following anesthesia including neuromuscular blockade (NMB)

      Introduction: In humans, neuromuscular blockade (NMB) during general anesthesia is associated with post-operative pulmonary complications (POPC); however, the incidence of POPC in dogs receiving NMB during anesthesia is unknown. We hypothesized that dogs administered NMB during general anesthesia would have greater rates of POPC compared with dogs not administered NMB.
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